An Elizabeth Peratrovich Portrait: for narrator and orchestra, based on Diane Benson's monologue.I've also got to set up a new web site for my music, which is currently unavailable on the web.
Bootlicking Odes: A song cycle about lackey journalists, with lyrics by David Cheezem.
Symphony No. 5: for large orchestra. A war symphony
Oonalaska Quartet: for trumpet, French horn, trombone and piano. A set of sketches based on my journeys to the Aleutian Islands. Commissioned by the Chugach Brass Trio at UAA
Spring Songs: A song cycle based on poems about spring
Autumn Songs: A similar cycle, based on autumn. Completing these two will complete my seasonal set of songs.
Brass Quintet No. 3
Revise and re-orchestrate The Skies Are Weeping: for European performances. The original is orchestrated for seven percussionists and piano, with small chorus and soprano. This will be set for symphony orchestra, large chorus and soprano.
Meanwhile, there's my enhanced work schedule, which also is leaving less time for political blogging. And a lot of musical rehearsals and performances. Here is the schedule for a number of upcoming performances by the University of Alaska Wind Ensemble, in which I am playing euphonium this year:
Monday, November 8, at 7:00 PM: East High School
Tuesday, November 9, at 7:00 PM: Chugiak High School
Wednesday, November 10, at 7:00 PM: Begich Middle School
Friday, November 12, at 9:00 AM: Romig Middle School
Monday, November 15, at 7:00 PM: Dimond High School
All of these concerts are free.